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'''Elizabeth I''' (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of Kingdom of England|England and Kingdom of Ireland|Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called '''The Virgin Queen''', '''Gloriana''' or '''Good Queen Bess''', the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, who was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth. Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI of England|Edward VI, ruled until his death in 1553, bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Mary I of England|Mary, in spite of Third Succession Act|statute law to the contrary. Edward's will was set aside and Mary became...
SuccessionList of English monarchs|Queen of England and List of Irish monarchs|Ireland
Moretext(Style of the English sovereigns|more...)
Reign17 November 1558 –
24 March 1603
Coronation15 January 1559
PredecessorMary I of England|Mary I and Philip II of Spain|Philip
SuccessorJames VI and I|James I
HouseHouse of Tudor|Tudor
SignatureAutograph of Elizabeth I of England.svg
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